The hazard of spatial disorientation during helicopter flight using night vision devices.

@article{Braithwaite1998TheHO,
  title={The hazard of spatial disorientation during helicopter flight using night vision devices.},
  author={Malcolm G Braithwaite and Paul Douglass and Simon J. Durnford and Gillian Lucas},
  journal={Aviation, space, and environmental medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={69 11},
  pages={1038-44}
}
INTRODUCTION Night Vision Devices (NVDs) provide an enormous advantage to the operational effectiveness of military helicopter flying by permitting flight throughout the night. However, compared with daytime flight, many of the depth perception and orientational cues are severely degraded. These degraded cues predispose aviators to spatial disorientation (SD), which is a serious drawback of these devices. METHODS As part of an overall analysis of Army helicopter accidents to assess the impact… CONTINUE READING

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